Vegetarians and weight loss

Vegetable Salad on Black Bowl

A vegetarian is basically a person who chooses not to eat meat and meat byproducts, but within this broad category, there are several sub categories. 


Semi-vegetarian: Someone who’s cutting back on their intake of meat or sometimes cutting back on just fish.  

Lacto ovo vegetarian: A lacto ovo vegetarian doesn’t eat meat, fish, and poultry but does eat dairy products and eggs. This is the most common type of vegetarian diet in the west.

Lacto vegetarian: A lacto vegetarian diet excludes meat, fish, and poultry, as well as eggs and any foods containing eggs. A lacto vegetarian would, however, eat dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.

Vegan:  A vegan is a who doesn’t eat or use any animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, any foods that have by-products of these ingredients, and doesn’t use wool, silk, leather, and any nonfood items made with animal byproducts regardless of whether the animal or insect is harmed by the collection of the product.

I like the idea of not harming animals but it would take a lot of effort to be a vegetarian, especially a vegan. The general opinion is that the human body is best suited to eating meat and plant materials, an omnivore, although there is a lot of debate as to the optimum percentages of each.

So, is there any evidence that a vegetarian diet promotes or assists weight loss?. Studies are still being conducted but it appears that many people think that a vegetarian diet can help with weight loss as long as you watch the size of your food portions, the things that you consume and don’t eat more plant based protein than you need.

I still eat meat and fish at this time, but I don’t like factory farming methods. It isn’t respectful to animals and it concerns me that the misery and fear produced by an animal exposed to such an existence could cause bad energy to be transferred to the person who eats the animal flesh.

Here are some vegetarian/ vegan diet plans that I like the sound of:

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